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SQUAT in USA Today!

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The government's plans to monitor toilet building as a part of the Swacch Bharat Mission were highlighted this week in USA Today.  The article quotes from the SQUAT report to make the point that simply building toilets will not be enough, and that without building awareness and changing preferences for sanitation, efforts to end open defecation are unlikely to work.  While it is true that official policy envisions public education as a part of the government's efforts, we have yet to see a true campaign to change people's minds on the ground.  Check out the article here!

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